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Short Fat Old Guy's Motorcycle Picker Upper
Some of us are severely restricted in the amount of weight we can lift. My limit is
supposed to be 15 pounds although I regularly lift up to 30. I can pick up a bike using the
"Harley" method but a few seconds later I become dizzy and I have, on occasion, passed
While watching a video of old guys on a tour through Mexico, I saw a downed bike
picked up by a ratchet device. I knew then that with such a tool I could ride again. I found
one which was hand made by another old guy. Motobike Jacks sell for $250 plus shipping.
They look great but I can't afford the teriff.
I resolved to build one from easily available parts which didn't require any welding or
special tools. The result was the SFOGMPU. I am considering changing the name to
SFOGMcPU but I am concerned that I might offend the Scotts. The important thing is,
you can build one yourself if you want to. You don't even have to be a short, fat, old guy.
So, go knock yourself out. Let me know how it comes out.
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